Maun-gua-daus (aka Great Hero, aka George Henry) - Ojibwa - circa 1848 Considered the Chief of the Ojibwa nation 1846-1848

Maun-gua-daus (aka Great Hero, aka George Henry) - Ojibwa - circa 1848 Considered the Chief of the Ojibwa nation 1846-1848

Chippewa mother with child in cradle board, International Falls.  Jerome Studio. Postcard ca. 1910

Chippewa mother with child in cradle board, International Falls. Jerome Studio. Postcard ca. 1910

Grand Medicine Lodge and Chief Ojibway, White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota, 1910 The sweatlodge ceremony was first practiced by the Plains Indians and has spread to many other tribes. A sweatlodge is typically a tent-like structure that traps heat under blankets or animal hides, promoting wellness by cleansing and purifying the body and spirit. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Grand Medicine Lodge and Chief Ojibway, White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota, 1910 The sweatlodge ceremony was first practiced by the Plains Indians and has spread to many other tribes. A sweatlodge is typically a tent-like structure that traps heat under blankets or animal hides, promoting wellness by cleansing and purifying the body and spirit. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

A National Geographic article from 1952, “The Mohawks Scrape the Sky,” paints a detailed portrait of Little Caughnawaga’s Mohawk steelworkers, and vaguely comments with the removed supremacy of mid-century ethnography that there is “no sure explanation” for the Mohawk’s “relative freedom from fear of heights.”

A National Geographic article from 1952, “The Mohawks Scrape the Sky,” paints a detailed portrait of Little Caughnawaga’s Mohawk steelworkers, and vaguely comments with the removed supremacy of mid-century ethnography that there is “no sure explanation” for the Mohawk’s “relative freedom from fear of heights.”

Chippewa Chief Big Rock, holding a pipe; standing with Crazy Boy, Great Falls, Montana.

Chippewa Chief Big Rock, holding a pipe; standing with Crazy Boy, Great Falls, Montana.

Anne in her Ojibway Strap Dress, sleeves and leggings by Shea Munroe. Lined in a blue calico

Anne in her Ojibway Strap Dress, sleeves and leggings by Shea Munroe. Lined in a blue calico

"Bitter Man," Chief of Pillager Band of Chippewa (Ojibwa). Martin's Gallery

"Bitter Man," Chief of Pillager Band of Chippewa (Ojibwa). Martin's Gallery

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